2 weeks ago
Monday, June 16, 2008
The training begins...
I reckon a couple of minutes before naptime (which is when he's been pooping, without fail, for the past 6 months) and a couple of minutes before bathtime should take care of the familiarization stuff.
(Just so y'all know, if you weren't familiar before, that's not his junk in the bottom of this picture. That's the remnants of his umbilical hernia.)
We're also trying to get rid of the pacifier. Ace only uses it to go to sleep, and I'm sooooo over him throwing the dang thing out of the crib then whining till we come back in. A year ago, I'd have just taken it from him and let him *gasp!* cry it out. A year ago, he would've cried for 10 minutes then fallen asleep. Now? He's gonna get madder and madder and madder and smack his face on the side of the crib until we come back in.
A few people have suggested poking a hole in the end of the pacifier. That's tonight's attack plan in Operation Paci Bye-Bye. He's been in bed for an hour and a half. He's still awake, and ANGRY. I'm letting him cry a little bit, then going in there, calming him down, and giving him back the bum paci.
Might be a long night.